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Gyde House and Terrace Wall with Steps, Painswick

Description: Gyde House and Terrace Wall with Steps

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 133294

OS Grid Reference: SO8676310376
OS Grid Coordinates: 386763, 210376
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7919, -2.1933

Location: Golf Course Lane, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6RD

Locality: Painswick
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL6 6RD

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Listing Text

(east side)
6/113 Gyde House and terrace
wall with steps
Orphanage, now children's home. c.1913 by Percy Richard Morley Horder.
Painswick stone ashlar, stone slate roofs. Large symmetrical block with shallow
'U' to main front, and 3 rear wings forming an 'E', with central arm longest.
An irregular institutional plan with no major statements for public rooms or
staircases; former dormitory spaces have been sub-divided. South front 2½
storeys, cross-gabled with projecting outer wings in one bay and long central
section having central coped gabled bay with oriel over doorway, flanked by two
lesser flush gables on either side. complex window rhythms with mullioned and
transomed casements plus stopped hoods to ground floor, pattern of many small
casements at first floor, and mullioned casements with stopped hoods in gables.
Windows generally plain chamfer, but ground floor has recessed chamfer
mullions. In internal corners to wings large external stacks with stone slated
offsets carrying diagonally set flues with neckings and moulded cappings.
Centre bay is flanked by two ridge stacks with flues as before. Two-leaf oak
door in Tudor surround centrally. Right return has two flush gables, various
casements and a Tudor door roughly central; left return similar, but extends to
include large round archway giving access to courtyard; a bellcote over this.
On entry to courtyard, there is a canted 1-storey bay opposite archway, and, to
right a gabled porch with bolection mould door surround to deep-set pair of
doors. Central wing is 5 or 6 windows deep, with 2 small and one larger
Cotswold dormers, and 3 paired stacks, the central one with diagonally set
flues. Across the full width of the main frontage is a terrace retained by wall
in stone with plain copings, returned on the west front, and with sets of simple
steps. The building is a good example of the continuing Cotswold vernacular
tradition, and stands in a very prominent position overlooking Painswick.

Listing NGR: SO8676310376

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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